Variety is better,
assess in multiple ways

One assessment type doesn’t provide a full
picture of student learning.
Draw conclusions from
a collection of sources
  • Standard assessments
  • Rubric evaluations
  • Task–based inventories
  • Student portfolios
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Key Features

Students excel in different ways, and diverse assessment methods, including tests, projects, presentations, and discussions,
allow educators to gauge various skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and communication.
This approach ensures a more accurate assessment of students' overall growth, minimizes bias towards a single learning style, and encourages a broader range of skills vital for success in both academic and real-world contexts.  Imported data from state and national providers includes but is not limited
to NWEA MAP, SAT, ACT, and STAAR.

  • Standard assessments
  • Rubric evaluations
  • Task–based inventories
  • Student portfolios

Standard assessments are a foundational tool used to evaluate how students learn both formatively and summatively. Eduphoria Aware allows you to quickly find and apply all the standards you need through filters like Item Bank, subject, unit, or grade level.

Rubric evaluations allow educators to assess student performance on projects, writing assignments, and critical thinking. Using criteria setting, they provide a clear, transparent grading scheme and help students understand the teacher's expectations.

Student inventories allow educators to monitor student's progression by demonstrating their understanding through tasks. These tasks score based on one of three main measures: Numeric Score, Alphabetical Score, or Grade-level Score.

Student Portfolios provide a way for teachers to document student learning at multiple points in time. Teachers can use Student Portfolios to effectively plan for intervention and enrichment as well as draw conclusions about student progress and performance.

It can be argued that every form of assessment will place some students at a disadvantage to some extent. Exams may put students who suffer from exam nerves at a disadvantage, oral presentations may disadvantage the shy, projects may disadvantage those who are bad at time management, etc. A variety of assessment methods offers all students disadvantaged under one the opportunity to possibly excel in the others.

Chris Rust
"Developing a variety of assessment methods". January 2005

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Article

Chris Rust. "Developing a variety of assessment methods". January 2005

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